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Police Recruitment : Job Details

Police Officer

Police Force:City of Los Altos
Location:South Bay
Salary:$6,964.00 - $8,465.00 Monthly
Close Date: Until Filled
Salary: $6,964.00 - $8,465.00 Monthly

City of Los Altos

Invites Applications for the Position of



SALARY: $6,964 - $8,465 monthly


Los Altos Police Officers are responsible for providing general law enforcement and public service duties. In that capacity, officers serve in traffic, patrol and community-oriented policing assignments. Specialty assignments include criminal investigations, narcotics, auto theft, School Resource Officer, motorcycle traffic enforcement, SWAT, hostage negotiations, tactical response and canine officer positions.


Los Altos is a full service City with a budget of approximately $39 million and a full-time staff of 130 employees. The Civic Center complex houses the City Hall, Youth Center, Police Station, Library, History Museum and Community Center. Los Altos, California (population 29,431) blends a distinctive community-oriented character with the proximity and influence of the Bay Area's cultural, recreational and business attractions. With its picturesque neighborhoods, downtown village and highly-rated schools, Los Altos is one of the premier residential communities on the San Francisco Peninsula and a very desirable place to live, work and raise a family. It is located 40 miles from San Francisco, just south of Palo Alto and minutes from the heart of Silicon Valley.


The City of Los Altos is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. If you are a qualified individual with a disability as defined by the ADA/FEHA and you need reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, you must notify the Human Resources Division at time of application. Pursuant to ADA/FEHA regulations, official documentation to support your request may be required.


The Los Altos Police Department is a progressive organization consisting of 30 sworn officers and 16 non-sworn personnel dedicated to providing a high level of service to the community. The department is committed to the concept of community-oriented policing and continually strives for excellence, taking pride in themselves, the community they serve and their dedication to making a positive contribution to the field of law enforcement.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age

  • Possess and maintain a valid California driver license

  • High school graduate or equivalent

  • Possession of a POST Basic Certificate- The certificate is awarded to currently full-time peace officers of a POST-participating agency who have satisfactorily completed the prerequisite Basic Course requirement and the employing agency's probationary period.


Patrol and investigative experience with a California Law Enforce law enforcement agency. AA degree or completion of sixty-semester (60) college units.

Ideal Candidate:

The Ideal Candidate for Police Officer will be a current POST-certified peace officer.

ClosingDate:Until Filled
Site link:For the full job application please click here.
Job ID:34969


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